Charity Challenge: Building Lives | Habitat for Humanity

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Maria moved to Dallas from Mexico 14 years ago. She held a degree in architecture and set out in search of a promising new life in Texas. Hard times struck when Maria was told her architecture degree would not transfer to the United States. She struggled to settle and plant her roots. As Maria’s rent seemed to constantly increase, she moved around from place to place, without much stability in her life.

Though she came to Dallas Habitat a little bit nervous, Maria kept an open mind and began to explore the special path to homeownership made possible through Habitat for Humanity. After years of chasing affordable rent while trying to avoid unsafe neighborhoods, Maria is happy to finally have a safe and secure place to call home.

Habitat for Humanity provides an incredible opportunity for families and people like Maria. Using affordable homeownership, Habitat brings hope, change and stability to those who need it most. Volunteers and future homeowners work side-by-side to build new homes by hand. Since 1986, Dallas Habitat has helped more than 1,600 low-income families and invested approximately $125 million in Dallas-area neighborhoods.

Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty knows the value of homeownership and is pleased to support Habitat for Humanity in its crusade to bring homes to the people of Dallas.



For the third year, Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty is teaming up with to highlight 16 organizations doing good work across North Texas.

Readers have the opportunity to vote for the charity of their choice, both at and

The winners will receive a special CultureMap digital promotion package that will allow them spread the good word about their great works.

Voting closes Dec. 29, and winners will be announced Jan. 5.

Log on to and cast your vote for an outstanding organization.

Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty is pleased to support the outstanding work of the Center for BrainHealth.

President and CEO Robbie Briggs independently owns and operates Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty with offices in Dallas, Fort Worth, Uptown, Lakewood, Ranch and Land, The Ballpark and Southlake.  

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